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Trapezoidal fiddle. 

Posted 2/17/2008 5:45:07 AM

A lefthanded trapezoidal fiddle I made. Top is western red cedar (from roofing shingles), back and sides are cherry, neck is poplar, fingerboard is ebony. It sounds ok, probably could sound better with more adjusting & tweaking. It's not very loud but the tone surprised me--I built it for fun and assuumed it would sound very screechy and thin. Unlike the trapezoidal fiddles which Savart desgined & built, the bassbar is in a normal position and it uses a traditional soundpost. I used plans from a british fella's book. I think the title was 'Building A Simple Violin. I have vague intentions of making a compact upright bass following this design. It would probably sound good, would be more portable than a regular upright and louder than those 'acoustic bass guitars.' Oldtime music doesn't need the volume which bluegrass demands. so a simple bass of this design would probably be a good fit for oldtime and fiddle-tune music.

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2 comments on “Trapezoidal fiddle.”

PeachyPicker08 Says:
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @10:14:57 AM

Hey, I might could make one of those!

Cullen Shaffer Says:
Monday, March 29, 2021 @2:13:10 AM

This is only wall photo but I don’t like such kinds of the wall photo that will look like scary and fearful for me at the time when I will use to open the door of my room for the night time. As whole night I make study but this wall photo will make me scare so for the do my assignment I need every wall with the full of the study related wall photo.

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